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Wilmington North Carolina Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Wilmington North Carolina metro area was $52,416 in 2017, the latest figures available. Wilmington median household income is $336 lower than the median North Carolina household income and $7,920 less than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Wilmington median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Wilmington are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Wilmington North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
North Carolina $52,752 +2.09% +9.32%
Wilmington $52,416 +2.31% +4.34%

Trends in Wilmington, NC Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Wilmington is $52,416. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $54,910 and is now $2,494 (4.54%) lower. From a post peak low of $47,252 in 2011, real median household income for Wilmington has now grown by $5,164 (10.93%).

Real Median Household Income: Wilmington, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Wilmington

Date US North Carolina Wilmington
2017 $60,336 $52,752 $52,416
2016 $58,856 $51,672 $51,234
2015 $57,709 $49,489 $54,481
2014 $55,613 $48,253 $50,236
2013 $55,072 $48,385 $50,164
2012 $54,948 $48,294 $53,480
2011 $55,162 $47,969 $47,252
2010 $56,388 $48,816 $50,505
2009 $57,519 $50,020 $50,432
2008 $59,382 $53,127 $54,910
2007 $60,135 $52,941 $53,071
2006 $59,051 $51,950 $53,828

Wilmington Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Wilmington was $75,970 in 2017. Compared to the median North Carolina family income, Wilmington median family income is $10,006 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Wilmington will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Wilmington North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
North Carolina $65,964 +3.67% +10.92%
Wilmington $75,970 +10.31% +14.87%

Trends in Wilmington, NC Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $75,970, the median family income for Wilmington was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: Wilmington, North Carolina, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Wilmington

Date US North Carolina Wilmington
2017 $73,891 $65,964 $75,970
2016 $72,591 $63,629 $68,869
2015 $70,627 $62,157 $71,282
2014 $68,313 $59,472 $66,134
2013 $67,488 $59,141 $62,154
2012 $66,880 $58,824 $64,149
2011 $67,126 $59,073 $61,687
2010 $68,289 $59,626 $66,510
2009 $69,958 $62,176 $62,674
2008 $72,321 $64,585 $67,578
2007 $72,500 $65,217 $66,031
2006 $71,330 $63,786 $66,283

Wilmington Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Wilmington was $33,940 in 2017. Compared to the median North Carolina per capita income, Wilmington median per capita income is $4,380 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Wilmington will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Wilmington North Carolina

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
North Carolina $29,560 +2.77% +10.65%
Wilmington $33,940 +13.05% +13.67%

Trends in Wilmington, NC Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $33,940, the per capita income for Wilmington was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Wilmington, North Carolina, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Wilmington

Date US North Carolina Wilmington
2017 $32,397 $29,560 $33,940
2016 $31,798 $28,762 $30,022
2015 $31,019 $27,730 $30,034
2014 $29,942 $26,714 $29,859
2013 $29,706 $26,748 $29,063
2012 $29,221 $26,136 $29,527
2011 $29,173 $26,332 $28,990
2010 $29,361 $26,401 $28,970
2009 $30,246 $27,262 $29,941
2008 $31,488 $28,778 $30,754
2007 $31,629 $28,808 $33,062
2006 $30,795 $27,965 $31,461